Zak, PhD '13, Named World Libraries Editor

World Libraries, an international, free, peer-reviewed library and information science journal, welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Zak, PhD '13 as editor, effective January 1, 2014.

Zak is a recent graduate of Dominican’s doctoral program in library and information science, and holds an undergraduate degree in journalism and a graduate degree in liberal studies. She has worked in academic publishing for several years and has served as adjunct faculty in the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences.

“I am honored to take the helm of World Libraries and look forward to working with its distinguished roster of contributors as well as cultivating new authors,” says Zak.

World Libraries is a unique, international, free, peer-reviewed library and information science journal founded in 1990 (originally titled Third World Libraries). It appeared only in print until 2004, when it began to migrate to a completely online journal. The transformation took place over several years, during which time it was published in both formats. It is now an openly accessible online journal—without registration, passwords or fees.

World Libraries provides a forum dedicated to all aspects of librarianship throughout the world, especially for librarians and libraries in regions without associations or agencies to encourage scholarly communication and professional development. Additional information, along with the complete World Libraries archive, is available at

Dominican University’s GSLIS is distinguished by innovative practice and research and has been educating future library leaders and information professionals since the 1930s. The school offers an American Library Association–accredited master’s degree in library and information science, a master of professional studies degree, specialized certificates and a doctoral degree in library and information science.